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Tips for Writing Style and Tips That Will Improve Your Novel

If you’re working on some writing before the end of the year, I would like to share some helpful links. In 10 Steps to Perfecting Your Writing Style, author K.M. Weiland discusses 10 Laws of Flow from Baz Luhrmann on … Continue reading

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Quiz in Formal Communication, with Answers and Explanations

Vocabulary Quiz #9: Formal Communication by Daily Writing Tips Image: Photofunia

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A Story Is Driven By Characters, Not Plot

A story is driven by characters, not plot. I agree. Many writers and literary experts agree. I’m not so sure it’s always reflected in book popularity, sales, and reviews, though. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Writing

Over the next few days, I am hosting a special visitor from Australia. Later in the week, I have a number of time-sensitive work projects to attend to. While I’m “away,” I have collected and scheduled articles from several categories … Continue reading

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Improve Your Writing Skills

Originally posted on Writer to Writer:
Since I just finished my sixth semester at college, today, and have one more year until I graduate, I’m in quite a celebratory mood so I decided to make this post as helpful as…

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When Does the Marketing Start?

Originally posted on Writer to Writer:
If you go for self-publishing you kind of get all the power over marketing and the overall success of your book. Whether it’s just me or it’s really becoming a trend, I fancy self-publishing…

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Story Stuff: F Is For Foreshadowing

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
A couple of weekends ago I finally saw Logan. And while it was very well made, it freaked me the hell out. The fact that it’s the first X-Men movie to be rated R because…

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Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags by Ryan Lanz

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Today, I’m pleased to host author and blogger extraordinaire Ryan Lanz. His article is packed with tips on how to correctly use dialogue tags. As someone who struggled with this as a beginning writer,…

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On Using Memes to Market Books

Originally posted on Writing Is Hard Work:
For self-published authors, one of the most difficult hurdles is marketing that new book.  Most of us use the go-to of the Kindle freebie or the .99 cent mark down, and using one…

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I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre:
Yeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full of filters. What? What are filters? Glad you asked. . Using my unreleased manuscript…

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